Being the First


  • Samuela Domfeh Durham University


Samuela is a young Ghanaian girl born in Italy who currently lives in the UK and studies Politics at Durham University. She is dedicated to giving back to her community, learning new languages, and crossing life's boundaries. She is an overthinker and a big dreamer. In this piece, “Being The First,” she exposes a piece of her diary addressed to an imaginary friend named "K." She writes about what it's like to be a first-generation scholar in the UK and the pressure that comes with “Being The First.” Her diary is presented in disconnected paragraphs to represent her mental and emotional state.